“Out of the Furnace” actor Christian Bale and director Scott Cooper are set to team for the western drama “Hostiles” which begins shooting this summer.
The story centers on a Native American-hating soldier, nearing retirement, who is given one last assignment: to escort an Indian chief back to his Montana reservation.
Along the way he comes across a young widow and fights back attacks by Comanche tribes – learning to respect the race he hates.
Donald Stewart (“The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games”) penned the script which Cooper has since re-written. Jon Lesher and Ken Kao are producing.